In recent weeks, Alaves have recovered form and have been unbeaten in their last four games and are preparing to play against Real Madrid, who lately have not played as great as they used to.
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Real Madrid have just won two of their last five games and non of their last two.
Madrid drew 1-1 against Villarreal and entered this month’s international break with a hard 4-1 loss to Valencia. They sit fourth in the standings and are six points behind Real Sociedad, who top the La Liga table and have played one more game than Madrid.
Alaves had a difficult start to the campaign and now have recovered form. They have not been beaten in their last four games including the 1-1 draw against Barcelona.
“I think last year Madrid finished in an excellent way but it is common for this type of team to have ups and downs because it is complicated, with so many games, but they always have good physical attributes and a team shape,” Machin said.
“At Inter, Madrid needed to win to qualify and they played a great game. Within the same match, there are several phases, and we will try to hurt them by always being in the game and taking advantage of our moments. It is the only thing we can do against a team as good as Madrid.
“Zidane rotates a lot and it is difficult to know which eleven you are going to face. So we must make thorough preparations for all eventualities.
“They are the most dominating team in La Liga and we know how difficult it will be for us to get something from this match, but we will prepare as always.”